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>> back to the developing news the coast guard is resuming a search for a family missing off the coast of monterey, both searched overnight for an unidentified map, his wife, their four-year-old son and his cousin. this video is exclusive to abc7 and our photographer joined the search 120 miles off the coast starting after a distress call from a sinking ship on sunday. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30, amy hollyfield will bring also the distress call and tell us where investigators are focusing efforts today. >> new this morning, major republicans are coming out in support of same-sex marriage and that includes a top silicon valley c.e.o. this comes weeks before the supreme court hears arguments in the prop 8 case. cornell? >> that is right. the fight to legalize gay
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marriage is getting very, very big support from a very unlikely place: prominent republicans who now are joining forces to strike down proposition 8. dozens of prominent republicans have signed a legal brief that will submitted to the supreme court this week arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, among them, signing whitman who supported prop 8 when she ran for governor, and top advisors to former president george w. bush also signing. the brief could have potential to sway conservative justices when the court hears arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list
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including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut
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creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video showing the man they say is the vandal. the shopping center says ten businesses have had windows etched with graffiti causing $10,000 in damage. >> in vallejo animal services officials are looking for the owner of the two pit bulls who jumped at a woman walking down the street. this happened on sunday morning at laurel street and animal service officials say the dogs came out of nowhere and jumped on the woman. the dogs did not bite the woman but tore her clothing. the pit bugs are in custody and anyone with information on the owners is asked to call the humane society of the north bay. the debate over begin control is headed for the senate. the senate judiciary committee could reveal four gun control bills including proceed ams to ban military assault weapons and improve school security. president obama pressed for
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tighter gun restrictions after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> gun violence has become a key issue if both the president and the first lady. new this morning, the first lady spoke exclusively with "good morning america" host robin roberts about efforts to increase gun control. in january, mrs. obama attended the funeral of a young victim in chicago gunned down a week after performing at the inauguration. >> she was an honor student. her mother said at the funeral, i did everything i was supposed to do and she was absolutely right. she did everything she was supposed to do she was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grew up where our house is. >> coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00, the first lady talks about raising her own teenager daughters and talked about childhood obesity and reveal as new initiative. it is now 6:06.
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ahead this morning, yahoo c.e.o. saw something that led her to the decision to eliminate telecommuting. and the coast guard had to respond off the bay area coast with a big thanks from a woman who was saved. and the bay bridge toll plaza, [ female announcer ] deliciousness can happen at almost anytime.
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>> we are back on this tuesday. terms five degrees from where they were yesterday, five degrees cooler at conrd and and hayward at 39 degrees and san carlos 41 and fairfield, and half moon bay, we are at 39 in fremont, and san jose, and hayward, and 33 in novato and santa rosa is at 38 and 36 in concord and livermore. headed to the afternoon hours we will be in the upper 50's to low 60's from the coast to san francisco, and mid-to-upper 60's for the rest of us and this is just the beginning. the next three days are the warmest. we are in the 60's tomorrow, but we will touch 70 thursday and more so on friday away from the coast where we are in the 60's. sue? >> back to oakland, now, where we have this accident, northbound, 880, before oak, three left lanes are blocked,
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and a garbage truck involved with an injury accident, and glass in most of the lanes there and c.h.p. is on the scene and you can see a little bit of slowing but if this stays out there, it will affect your commute in the northbound direction of 880, and you will want to take 580 and we will keep following this for you this morning with no sig-alert issued. seeing more than usual slowing from antioch, with an accident on the shoulder, so expect delays there moving westbound toward pittsburg. highway 580 off the altamont pass, and highway four, westbound, and 880 commute, 20 minutes from 238 toward the macarthur maze beyond that accident. kristen? >> thank you, a british participant seriously injured in last year's clipper around the world yacht race has returned to and she was hit in rough waves while in the yacht, and she was
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injured with an australian crew member. they were transferred to a u.s. coast guard cutter and taken to high lamed hospital in oakland where she was treated for six weeks before slow was able to return home to england. domestic diva martha stewart served time for insider trade asking why slow is headed back do court today. but, first, a personnel decision sending shockwaves through silicon valley. this morning, we are learning what is behind
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>> this is the full moon, its
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looks beautiful as we look to the west this morning, and that is what is last of the full moon. get out there and see it if you can because today it will be a clear day and tomorrow it will not be so clear in the morning hours, in fact, we. have more cloud cover out there tomorrow. so, here we go, we will talk about what will happen today. we are starting off with sunshine, and 37 inland and mid-40's around the bay and the coast and near 60 at noon, and all this sunshine and warmer weather in the afternoon low-to-mid 60's but falling back in the upper to mid-50's with a few high clouds. no need to worry about wet weather. >> thank you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a
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catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headquarters was slow to fill up in the morning and quick to empty at 5:00 p.m. observers also speculate that
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she is looking to trim unproductive workers. >> san francisco gamemaker zynga is closing offices and letting some go, announcing they are cutting 30 employees and closing or consolidating offices in baltimore, new york, and texas. the company chief operations officer says this only affects 1 percent of the works for, despite the news, zynga stock is continuing a week-long rally with shares closing up 7 percent yesterday to $3.43 a share following nevada's approval of online gambling regulations last week. $100 million is how were a negative review of the model s sedan caused the electric car company. he made that revelation yesterday in an interview with bloomberg news and "new york times" writer says that the deputy her -- model had to be load on a flat truck after the bay try ran out and he claims the review is fake but adds
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several customers canceled orders and tesla is based if palo alto. so reading "new york times" article, they drove it in really, really, have cold conditions and they did some extra laps around the charging station before they got there so a lot of people question whether there was any intentional damage. >> that is a lot money. especially for a start-up, for a grown initiative,çi&pá is too bad. >> in worries about the cold. that is the opposite. >> exactly. we are talking about temperatures in the afternoon will be above average. live doppler 7 hd shows how dry it is this morning. we will talk about what is going on in the rest of the country where it is still winter. if you are trying to head through chicago, or st. louis, expect the delays, which will develop around washington, dc, and baltimore and new york by the end of the day. at home, we have a gorgeous view
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from mount tamalpais and you can see sausalito, san francisco, all the way to the san mateo bridge. 74 in santa rosa and napa at 30 so we have frost. 41 in fairfield, and 36 in concord and gilroy at 33 degrees. today, the warming trend begins and that will lead to milder temperatures in the overnight hours and we have spring warmth by the end of the traditional work week and warmest days on thursday and friday and it will spill into saturday. high pressure is governing our weather and it is progressive, plenty of troughs and ridges and other troughs and that is keeping everything away from us although they are so chose, we will see an increase in clouds, but, really, no sensible wet weather in the forecast for another seven days. enjoy 66 today, san jose, that is where you should be. 65 in sunnyvale and 68 in santa
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cruz, headed up the coast we have temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60's and mid-60's in san mateo and south on the peninsula, and in downtown south san francisco, low 60's and north bay the benches also in the mid-to-upper 50's but inland at ten degrees warmer hit to upper 60's with santa rosa, napa, around 68 degrees and vallejo is 66, and on the east bay shore we have 65 at richmond and berkeley and hercules for the warmer temperatures, and san ramon 62 today and everyone else in the mid-to-upper 60's and we will look at tonight's temperatures, mid-to-upper 30's inland, and san jose and morgan hill, and santa cruz in the upper 30's and to the bay and the coast in the low do mid-40's with passioning clouds in the overnight. tomorrow, check out the temperatures, we are in the 50's through friday but we are in the mid-to-upper 60's tomorrow and low-to-mid 70's on friday. have a great day. sue? >> the situation improving just
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a bit in oak, northbound 880 at oak, garbage truck accident injuries involved with glass in lanes. there were three lanes blocked, and new two lanes in the northbound direction blocked but you can see slow traffic bunching up approach the seen. take 580 and we will check back on that with a new report of an accident southbound 880 at 238, and another accident southbound at fremont in the fremont area with a motorcycle down. a look at the approach to the macarthur maze the east shore freeway, 80 is bunching up but no major problems toward the macarthur maze and san mateo bridge, same thing, starting to get in company with brake lights on the flat section but no stalls or accidents to hamper the drive to the san mateo area. >> reaction to academy awards host has been mixed, with the comic host deciding whether high will do it again.
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>> we are back at 6:24.
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this is a beautiful picture from the roof camera looking with old glory flying. and san jose is five degrees warmer-than-average, and concord at three degrees warmer and oakland is the same and santa rosa at 68 is a degree cooler-than-average. across the state, today, everything is quiet as high pressure is sinking air eating the way and mild temperatures are mid-to-upper 60's through the central valley and 45 in tahoe and mid-70's around los angeles and palm springs. kristen? >> domestic diva martha stewart heads to new york today, to get the judge to let jc penny to sell her bedding and cooking tools and macy is suing for the exclusive right to sell the goods but stewart said they lost the right by favoring other
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brands over hers. viewers may recall she went to jail in 2004 related to insider trading. >> oscar ratings are in and they are up. new first show the academy awards were a big hit especially with younger viewers. more than 4 million people tuned in to watch the big show which aired right here on abc7. the ratings were the best for oscars since 2010. show agoers brought in host to connect with younger viewers and it worked, up 11 percent among viewers ages 18 to 4th. the most important demographic to advertisers. do not expect the host to take another turn, he was asked this morning if he wanted to host again, and he responded "though way, lot of fun to is done it but, no." at 6:26, a frantic search continues for a couple missing in peru, ahead at 6:30, the clue the family members are following
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thousands of miles away in the bay area. but, first, it is one of egypt's worst tourism accidents in history sending a balloon crashing to the ground and a bay area man saw and recorded it all. >> the coast guard is still searching for the family of for and is about to intensify that search. i will have the latest coming up. sue hall live in the traffic center, with a live look, now, at the bay bridge with metering lights are on and traffic is backed to the macarthur maze. the real problem this morning is the nasty nimitz, a sig-alert northbound 880 at oak and oakland an accident at 238, southbound, 880 and another accident southbound in fremont and an update on all of that and more when we come ba
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>> this is abc7 news. >> good morning, february 26, it is a tuesday morning at 6:30 and we are looking at a gorgeous sunrise over the bay area, boy the colors are lovely with the clear skies. thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. mike nicco is here talking about a great day. >> really nice day to be outside. spring is in the air. live doppler 7 hd shows the high pressure and the dry air, the lack of radar returns will be a problem as we are into the forecast. we are cloud free this morning around the bay. 45 degrees. we will hang around 60 at noon. and the sunshine and warmer weather and mid-60's in the afternoon, and a few clouds in the evening and 54 degrees. headed into the valleys, whether
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it is east bay or north bay, 37 degrees and scattered frost possible, but, very, very the scared and 60's and mild during lunch at 65 with sunshine in the afternoon, and, also, high clouds and 54. headed to the coast it will be breezy and cooler than everyone else starting off at 44 degrees and 56 at noon and in the mid-50's in the afternoon hours. and drop down into the 40's. you may need a heavier coat in the evening hours. sue? >> a nasty nimitz is living up to its name, a garbage truck accident at 880 with glass in lanes and injuries involved and two lanes are blocked, and, again, a sig-alert issued so you need to take 580 to avoid this. the ramp to 238 or near 238 we have an accident there and further south in fremont, southbound, 880, an accident is blocking two lanes of traffic and that is a motorcycle down
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and ambulance en route and we have word that caltrain now has delays northbound train 1303 and they are not telling us how long the delay is but a mechanical issue. no other mass transit problems. >> developing news, a coast guard plane took off moments ago and is now headed for the coast in monterey, jut off the coast to help search for a family whose sailboat disappeared with two adults and two young children. our reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the station with the latest on the search effort. >> they have been looking out on the water all night long and as you just mentioned they are intensifying that search. look at this video we are getting in from sacramento, the crews taking off to get a better view now that the sun is out. they want to look on the water and from above to see if they can find this family, they say there is no talk of giving up although they admit they don't have much to go on.
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here is a little bit of the call they got, a distress call they received on sunday afternoon. we are abandoning ship. we are abandoning ship. >> now look at what kind of vantage point they will get today. this is exclusive video that abc7 got yesterday afternoon our crews remain allowed on board the c130 as they searched for hours, miles and miles of water but, still, no sign of the family. the man who called the coast guard said that he and three people were on board and they had a life preserve irring and a cooler to float on. the coast guard believes they are looking for a man, a woman and two small children. they could not get much more information than that and they don't know the people's names or where they are from. they know the call came in from about 60 miles west of monterey on sunday afternoon and officials say the conditions were rough at the time.
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i asked if and when they plan to quick looking. they say they have not talked about that but they say survivability would be tough at this point with the water 40 to 50 degrees. from overnight in oakland swat teams are wrapping up a stand off with oakland police on scene most of the night. they were overhead after it all began at 6:00 last night, and no word of the man holed up, if he is under arrest or if he got away. police brought out the swat trucks and shut down the streets. from the van can -- vatican new details on selecting the pope. the cardinals will be summoned to the vatican on friday, with the first official meeting on monday to decide when to hold a conclave to select a new pope. we learned that pope benedict
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will keep the title of "his holiness" after he resigns. >> a top superintendent valley c.e.o. and former republican candidate for government is changing her position on same-sex marriage. h.p. c.e.o. whitman is saying proposition eight in california should be overturned. "new york times" reports that whitman signed a legal brief urging gay people have a constitutional right to marriage. she supported proposition 8 during the campaign if governor in 2010. other prominent republicans who signed the brief that will go to the supreme court include former presidential candidate huntsman, former new jersey governor whitman, and former massachusetts governors weld and swift. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on whether proposition eight is constitutional next month. >> from egypt, 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed
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in one of the worst tourism accidents in the country's history. a bay area man visiting the city took the photos before the crash the christopher was in another balloon when it happened and according to officials there was a fire and an explosion before the balloon plunged several hundred feet from the sky. residents of japan, france, and britain, are among the dead. several schools are now canceling student trips to south america after a young bay area couple disappeared while traveling through peru. jamie neal and garrett hand were on a south american bicycle tour and they disappeared. just released video shows the couple on a bus to peru, lima, january 26, when the communication on facebook and with friends and family just stopped along with their bank activity. the state department in february issued a warn dog american tourists about possibly being kidnapped by terrorists. as a result a school in half yet
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canceled a trip for 30 students from lafayette. >> i am relieved we did not go with a situation like that. i was bummed we could not go on the trip. i am glad it was canceled. for that reason. >> another school in oakland canceled their trip to peru and the families are hoping they are just in a remote area without internet service. >> first lady surprised everyone by making the cameo at the academy awards with an important role. this morning, we are learning how organizers pulled off the secret stunt. but, first, one of the richest men and the mayor of the nation's largest city, ahead, what has new york's michael bloomberg headed to the bay area. and a look across the bay from embarcardero. with traffic and weather together next at the abc7 only news
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>> we are back at 6:40. now the current conditions: we are freezing cold at petaluma and same at american canyon. through richmond and san leandro, belmont and financial district, in the low-to-mid 40's mid-30's around walnut creek and palo alto and santa clara and saratoga at 42 degrees. our highs today are better than this morning, pretty much mid-to-upper 60's but san francisco is 62 and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast. more sunshine today, so warmer weather. same if tomorrow, and, tomorrow, thursday and friday, our warmest days in the forecast. you can see 70's spreading throughout our inland neighbors and the bay for thursday and friday. >> sue? >> back to oakland where this sig-alert has just now been
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lifted, but we did not get a chance to remove it. the accident has been cleared northbound 880 at oak, and you will find a real jam up beyond fruitvale and we will show you on the app, headed in the northbound direction the red line through fruitvale, the accident is clear asked we have several other accidents southbound 880 at fremont with an accident down there, rather, a motorcycle down there and traffic backing up there as well, to avoid the accident, a backup in oakland take 580. >> stanford university has announced a prominent speaker for the commencement ceremony, new york city bloomberg founded a global multimedia empire prior to becoming mayor. his entrepreneurial spirit and public service record are great examples for stanford students. >> it is 6:41. massive federal spending cuts take effect in three days and president obama is taking his
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arguments on road. trading is underway on wall street. here is a live look at the big board with the dow up 88 points. we will go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange. >> coming up, first, the oscar surprise that stunned everyone, ahead, the elaborate planning to make sure first lady's
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>> santa rosa, berkeley, and all the bay area. >> we are back with a live picture of walnut creek and 680 and it is dry, almost sunny as the sun is coming up in the next couple of minutes. it will take our temperatures above average. livermore four degrees warmer than average at 67.
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and napa at 67. redwood city at 65. a couple of degrees warmer-than-average. radar across the entire state: nothing going on. a lot of sunshine. mid-to-upper 60's through the central valley. mid-70's down in southern cal. >> thank you. and now at 6:45 a look at what is coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00. good morning, josh. you got a star-studded show today, right; that accurate? >> we do, indeed. it is great to be with you in the bay area, we have a lot to get do and we will be continuing your coverage of the breaking news from egypt. we can now confirm in the hour, a 19th tourist has died after the hot air balloon trip over the tourist mecca of luxoo turned deadly, many dying as they jumped to the ground trying to save themselves. this story will continue to
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develop. how, unfortunately, we will have the latest. you mentioned it, arguably the first lady announced the best picture award at the academy awards and robin roberts sat down with her and discussed man things including what it is like for she and the president to have teenagers at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. stick around for that. and speaking of stars, she has gone from best actress winner, jennifer lawrence, to "it" girl. she is there after the win for silver linings playbook and jack nicholson provided great unfiltered video you might ever see. this is plans how someone reacts to him the my god, the "it" girl just ahead and star-studded and,
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kristen, we have your new cast for "dancing with the stars" about to beginning with pairings revealed it will one of the most entertaining ever, a very funny morning if los angeles, all next, right here, on "good morning america" next. >> cannot wait. thank you, josh. have a good one. josh was talking about keeping the first lady's oscar appearance a big secret. on sunday, this is how they did it, she presented the award for best picture by satellite from the white house and it was in the works since valentine's day when a hollywood delegation traveled to washington, dc, to see if they could secretly work out the details, and the mission paid off and the first lady's appear an was kept under wraps until the big night and she didn't know what won until she opened the envelope. >> president obama heads to virginia to highlight the impact of $85 billion in automatic budget cuts looming over the
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united states, defense cuts would affect the region around the newport news shipbuilding yard where they build aircraft carriers and submarines and will again call on republicans to sign off on a new plan including budget cuts and higher tax revenue. >> home prices continue to strengthen and a lot of that is happening right here in the bay area. in san francisco, bloomberg's jane king has that. >> this is interesting, we have seen housing pick up, but we hear job cuts in the mortage and community banking industry, and lots of them, starting with the biggest bank, cutting 19,000 jobs by the end of next year, and 15,000 in the meth -- mortgage business. and the nation's top 20 areas climbed the most in six years, the biggest was in san
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francisco, with 14.5 percent price increase locally. as for stocks, we do have a positive start here today and we sold off yesterday so we are recovering some of that and we heard reports on new home sales and consumer confidence and, also, the fed chairman bernanke will testify on capitol hill in a few minutes. the silicon valley index looks like this, it is higher. if you thinking of buying a new car you should stick to one that is moderately priced. a survey says that people in the san francisco area cannot afford a car, about $26,000 with a maximum monthly payment of $540 is less than a true car average price of about $30,500. live from the new york stock exchange, i am jane king for bloomberg news. >> thank you, jane. $540 was my first mortgage payment. >> that was not in the bay area? >> that is true. true.
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>> you show me where you got that louse? a night day for any car especially a convertible. >> have the sunscreen if you are driving down with the top down because you could get sunburned on a day like today. we will have more sunshine and warmer weather on the way. good morning, everyone, live doppler 7 hd shows how dry the air is outside. we will look at the big system that is affecting chicago, atlanta, charlotte, washington, new york, boston, all those airports reporting delays so check our flight checker at abc seven. the camera set such for the sunrise over...diabolo range from our roof camera. 47 in san francisco, oakland is 43, and at 39 in san jose, walnut creek and mill valley and palo alto around 35 to 36. we just missed the moon...right there, that is what is left of
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the full moon from the east bay hills this morning. santa rosa is 33 and napa is 30 with frost, and 41 in fairfield, and concord 36, and gilroy, frost at 32. in this forecast, warming trend begins today and our milder lows follow. and we will have spring warm the by the end of the week. now, you can see a lot dips and a lot of ridges but it is the high pressure that is off our coast and it will steer the storms well away from us and keep rain out of the forecast the next seven days. we will have 66 in san jose and most of the santa clara valley, and 64 to 65 on the peninsula and mid-to-upper 50's and breezy along the coast and low 60's if downtown and south san francisco, and north bay beaches in the midtown more 50's and ten degrees warmer inland, and on the east bay shore, 64 in oakland and san leandro and everyone else around 63 to 65
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degrees, and low 60's for san ramon and everyone else in the mid-to-upper 60's in the east bay valley. tonight, the temperatures could be up a little bit because of passing clouds and mid-to-upper 30's inland and upper 30's to low 40's around the bay and the coast and san francisco is the, exception at 43. check out how warm it is by friday, mid-70's inland and low 70's around the bay and mid-60's at the coast and it will be cooler this weekend but temperatures are back to average if not still slightly above. have a great day. sue? >> an update on the situation on 880, the nasty nimitz. northbound 880, the early accident is cleared but the damage remains. southbound 880 cleared, and that is slow southbound and that is now cleared southbound 880 you can see very slow traffic backed now from dakota, an accident, a motorcycle that was in the lanes there and we will take a look or a look at our abc7 ways app the
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backup on to 880 northbound and southbound, again, backed from dakota. you can download this free app to navigate your commute at the apple app and google play. ahead, five things to know before you go. the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts
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canceling student trips to south america after a couple disappeared while traveling through peru. felt shows jamie neal and garrett hand on a bus to peru on january 26. the state department has issued a kidnapping wanting to americans. >> hewlett-packard c.e.o. whether it man is among dozens throwing their support to overturn california proposition 8 reporting that they have sign add legal brief headed to the supreme court that argues gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. >> san jose can take a step forward banning styrofoam containers and would be largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. >> the senate is scheduled to vote in two hours on whether to confirm chuck hagel as secretary of the defense. the foam republican senator is
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on track to win confirmation after a long political fight. g.o.p. lawmakers signaled monday that they would not hold up a vote. a final check on the accweather forecast, mike, it is nice. >> very pleasant if you like spring weather. this is the way downtown san francisco looks this morning. you can see the sun coming up and creating shadows but as we head to the afternoon hours, this is the way it will look. total sunshine. temperatures are running in the low-to-mid 60's in the bay and sunshine at the coast and breezy, you may need a jacket with brisk temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. >> here is the bay bridge, the metering lights are on and track is backing to the macarthur maze and back to the nasty nimitz we had a couple of early accidents, northbound at oak, that is cleared and traffic is recovering and it is very, very slow from about high street moving to the northbound direction and, southbound, the
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motorcycle accident clear, as well, and traffic is jammed toward highway 84 and dakota road as you make your way southbound to the scene of the accident and we have first reports of an accident southbound 680 and that is blocking two lanes of traffic there, so that will be a rough ride. >> that will do it for now and the morning news continues in 25 minutes with news, weather, and traffic during "good morning america" and they have exclusive with first lady michelle obama so we have to see that and the "dancing with the stars" cast revealed. is still
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good morning, america. breaking overnight, vacation terror. a hot air balloon flying over one of the world's most popular tourist sites, catches fire and crashes. after falling 1,000 feet, at least 18 killed. the pictures just coming in. >> it exploded in the air. and people were jumping out of the balloon. also breaking now, that massive winter blast wreaking havoc across the midwest. with hurricane-force winds fanning popup fires and blowing down entire walls. watch this gigantic load of snow plummet from a city rooftop. our extreme team is right there.
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mission michelle. the top-secret nomination revealed to get the first lady at the oscars. producers take a move straight out of "argo." robin's interview with the first lady. ♪ i'm on the edge and only on "gma," we're just moments away from revealing the sizzling new cast of "dancing with the stars." our exclusive first look at the players and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. in just a little bit.


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